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Latest Rhodopsin Stories

2012-12-05 11:03:18

The ability of the eye of a fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) to respond to light depends on a delicate ballet that keeps the supply of light sensors called rhodopsin constant as photoreceptors turn on and off in response to light exposures.

2012-10-17 22:52:30

On the road at night or on a tennis court at dusk, the eye can be deceived.

2012-05-08 15:27:53

Gene therapy strategies to prevent and treat inherited diseases of the retina that can cause blindness have progressed rapidly.

Skin And Eyes Use Similar Mechanism For Sun Protection
2011-11-04 05:45:22

A group of scientists at Brown University in Rhode Island discovered that the skin and eyes use the same molecular mechanism to protect themselves from the UV light.

2011-10-10 09:20:25

New York University biologists have identified a new mechanism for regulating color vision by studying a mutant fly named after Frank ('Ol Blue Eyes) Sinatra.

2011-07-20 14:37:08

Unlike conventional methods, with the so-called optogenetics, the researchers are able to target one cell type.

2011-06-09 23:50:49

On rare occasion, the light-sensing photoreceptor cells in the eye misfire and signal to the brain as if they have captured photons, when in reality they haven't.

2011-06-09 23:25:37

Biologists have uncovered a key regulatory mechanism used for gene expression in the visual system.

2011-03-11 15:40:41

New research from Mount Sinai School of Medicine has discovered that rhodopsin, a pigment of the retina that is responsible for the first events in the perception of light, may also be involved in temperature sensation.

2011-03-10 23:26:21

A light-sensing receptor that's packed inside the eye's photoreceptor cells has an altogether surprising role in cells elsewhere in the body, Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered.


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  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
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